VP, Reinsurance Counsel

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
New York, New York, United States

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. With differentiated investment and risk management capabilities, deep client relationships, and a strong financial foundation, the company has established a track record of delivering proven, value-added solutions and long-term growth. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers asset management and capital markets solutions across multiple strategies.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

JOB SUMMARY: The Vice President will be the primary legal contact for Global Atlantic’s Bermuda reinsurance business.  The successful candidate will be based in our NYC or Bermuda and will report to the [Managing Director, General Counsel- Investments, Institutional Markets and Corporate] [Senior Vice President- Head of Corporate Development- Legal], based in New York and will work with other Global Atlantic colleagues based in Bermuda, New York and other offices.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be the primary legal contact for Global Atlantic’s Bermuda insurance business;
  • Help manage Global Atlantic’s regulatory relationship with its primary Bermuda regulator, the Bermuda Monetary Authority;
  • Negotiate and advise on reinsurance transactions between Global Atlantic and third-party insurance companies (including, without limitation, block and flow reinsurance of annuities and life contracts and pension liabilities) and retrocessions to Global Atlantic’s Bermuda affiliated reinsurers;
  • Manage all Bermuda regulatory filings including Financial Condition Reports, Commercial Insurer’s Solvency Self- Assessments as well as certain relevant U.S. regulatory filings (e.g., Form D approvals related to retrocession agreements with GA’s affiliated Bermuda reinsurers);
  • Manage all Bermuda corporate governance matters, including related to Global Atlantic’s reinsurance side-cars;
  • Advise on Bermuda regulatory matters and keep track of new regulatory developments; and
  • Build and maintain partnerships with internal stakeholders as well as contacts within the broader legal & and compliance community across GAFG.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & NECESSARY SKILLS:

  • Juris Doctor degree (JD) or equivalent Commonwealth Law Degree and 3+ years of experience in the field of law, including financial services/insurance.
  • Knowledge of Bermuda regulations and experience with Bermuda regulatory filings; interactions with the BMA a plus.
  • Experience with reinsurance transactions or M&A transactions involving the insurance space.
  • Experience with pension risk transfer transactions a plus.
  • Ability to develop expertise and advise on and provide support with respect to a variety of transactions and asset classes.
  • Ability to make decisions, use independent judgment, think commercially, establish priorities and work effectively on multiple initiatives concurrently.
  • Ability to work with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Capacity to consider, process and filter large amounts of complex information quickly and identify appropriate actions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work across enterprise and present complex matters to senior business leaders.
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic and high level of personal integrity and accountability.

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

 

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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